The benefits of Bully-Proofing your child.

  1. Being more attentive in class.
  2. Therefore Getting better grades in school.
  3. Performing better in athletics.
  4. Being more popular.
  5. A higher level of responsibility.
  6. A higher level of empathy.
  7. In addition, it helps your child to manage their fears.
  8. Above all, isn’t maintaining a positive mental attitude better for everyone?
  9. Better able to withstand the challenges of peer pressure.
  10. As a result of having more pride in their appearance, it could lead to a higher level of acceptance amongst their peers.

Benefits for parents when Bully-Proofing your child.

  1. Above all, it can reduce stress & worry about your child’s well being when you are not around. 
  2. Eliminates missed school dates from the fear of being bullied.
  3. Therefore your child might do better in school.
  4. Not as likely to hang out with the wrong crowd.
  5. In addition to leading to more positive opportunities in school, it can help with resisting smoking or drug experimentation.  
  6. A higher ability to withstand peer pressure. 
  7. In addition to better grades, it can lead to roles of leadership.

Answers to Questions from Bully-proofing front page.

  1. The FBI sees animal cruelty as a predictor of violence against people and considers past animal abuse when profiling serial killers.
  2. Depression, depressed appetite, lower grades, sleep deprivation are only a few of the emotionally based  signs that your child is being bullied. In other words, it is extremely important to pay attention to their state of mind. 
  3. Humor. This is particularly effective when it is self-deprecating. This is true judo because it basically accepts the bully’s attack and makes light of it.
  4. Upstanders are those who step in and support the victims of bullying. They are there to try to stop the bullying that is taking place. An upstander tries to do the right thing.

Additional Do’s from the book.

  1. Teach your child to be alert.
  2. Give your child a clear set of Guidelines. 
  3. Do protect your child from Cyberbullies.
  4. Teach your child to develop a thick skin.
  5. Stress that they do their best at all times.

Additional Don’ts from the book.

  1. Stop depending upon your child’s teachers to intervene.
  2. Don’t accept bullying as normal behavior.
  3. Bribing your child to do what you want is a really bad idea.
  4. Reject the myths about bullying.
  5. Do not make promises you can’t or won’t keep. 

In addition, to the book. Have you considered martial arts as a possible source of help for Bully-Proofing your child? I name five specific ones in the book that are excellent for self defense on the street should that become necessary. I always stress that this should be used as a last resort.